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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Show Me You Love Me
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

I was listening to your podcasts and heard a handful of calls involving wives whose husbands had been cheating. As I carefully listened to the pain in the voices of these women and your...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Wimp
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

Nick's friend was a jerk to Kate but, to Kate's disappointment, Nick is still trying to hang on to the friendship.   Dr. Laura: "Put your wife first and do what it takes to erase her...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Parenting With the Future in Mind
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Years ago, when our son was in junior high, he finished his school year with a typical teen attitude. He had a summer job lined up, but had two weeks between school ending and his...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Done with My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Deborah can't forgive her son after he left his children alone one evening and all four died in a house fire.   Dr. Laura: "Forgiveness is not earned without taking responsibility and...

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YouTube

YouTube: Celebrating Mom with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

I hope whether you are your kid's mom, your mom's kid (or both!) this past Mother's Day was picture-perfect. Thank you for sharing your photos celebrating motherhood. 💕 I love them...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Prisoner Students Are in Awe of You
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

I am employed as an English as a Second Language/GED teacher in a correctional facility in Florida. I teach a class of hard-core criminals, some of them lifers, and considered the worst...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Social Anxiety is Causing Marital Problems
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

Stacy triggers fights in her marriage because she is uncomfortable in social situations and gets angry at her husband when he has a good time.   Dr. Laura: "It's your responsibility to...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Have a Second Child?
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

Mindy's son is 18, and she's starting to think maybe she should have another child.   Dr. Laura: "Be grateful for your time as a mom and look forward to discovering what's next."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Thought It Was Love, But I Was Wrong
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

  I’m 24 years old and always wondered why some women who called you would shack up with men, bring two or three innocent children into the world, and then wonder why the men ended up...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad is Going to Die
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

13-year-old Jessica's dad is on life support, and her family is wondering if she should be in the hospital room when they terminate treatment.   Dr. Laura: "Holding his hand as you tell...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Fantasizes About His Ex
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2021

Julie's husband has confessed that he's never gotten over his high school girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Fantasies are an escape from the challenges of adulthood."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Follow My Man to Germany?
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2021

Samantha has only seen her boyfriend six times in the past year, and she's wondering if it's a good idea to move overseas to be closer to him.   Dr. Laura: "Build a relationship properly...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Interested in Dating
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2021

Kevin fears intimacy and believes that there's no need for him to seek a romantic relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Hiding from love will lead to loneliness, sadness and emptiness."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Choosing Baseball Over Me
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2021

Susan feels hurt and neglected because her adult son wants to celebrate Mother's Day early since his own son has a travel baseball game on Mother's Day.   Dr. Laura: "You brought your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: When is it OK to Get Remarried with Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2021

Sara wants to follow Dr. Laura's guidelines for getting remarried when children are involved and calls for some clarification.   Dr. Laura: "Second marriages have a higher fail rate if...

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Family

Email of the Day: To My Mom, We Were ALL Golden Children
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2021

The most important lesson my Mom ever taught me came while our family was planning her funeral. We were gathered to meet with our priest, when he asked if there was anything special we...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Support My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2021

Amy's husband is using the money she needs for household bills to fund his new business, leaving her worried and upset.   Dr. Laura: "As the matriarch, there are times to be sweet and...

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Family

Email of the Day: My Mother Put the Survival of Her Family First
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2021

When I was little, we escaped from Hungary with the Communist army just a few miles from our door. We didn’t know if we would make it out safely. We came under attack from fighter...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Momma's Girl
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2021

Even though Ivonne is married with a baby, she is still extremely close to her mother, allowing her to visit for months at a time.   Dr. Laura: "You're a wife and mother now, not her...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is She "The One?"
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

Julius had a chaotic childhood and, as an adult, has a tendency to date troubled women including the single mom he is thinking about marrying.   Dr. Laura: "Don't put a child into the...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Want To Be A Perpetual Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

I’ve been a listener since the 90s when I was in college hearing your show every day. When I was finishing graduate school, I dated a man whom I adored. He had everything I thought I...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: What Does My Future Hold?
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

21-year-old Phillip is in college, trying to discover what he's supposed to do next with his life.   Dr. Laura: "Step-by-step, let your life unfold and enjoy the journey."

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Family

Email of the Day: My Children’s Incredible Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2021

My mother passed away at only 62 years of age after a 15-month battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She left behind not only me, but seven grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Bad to Use My Phone in Front of Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2021

Liz is concerned about how much her children see her using her iPhone and wonders if it will lead to bad habits in them.   Dr. Laura: "The more kids watch adults relying on phones, the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to be Closer to My Siblings
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2021

Andrew has always had a difficult relationship with his stepfather and believes he is the reason Andrew isn't closer to his two half-siblings.   Dr. Laura: "Ultimately, we can’t control...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Take on More Responsibility
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2021

34-year-old Peter works on his family's farm and is frustrated that his uncle wants to keep control instead of passing the torch on to the younger family members.   Dr. Laura: "The...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm at a Crossroads in My Career
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2021

Andreas is struggling with which path to take career-wise even though he's only 19-years-old.   Dr. Laura: "Seek new experiences and let them reveal what you are meant to do."

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YouTube

YouTube: Celebrating National Fitness Day
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday and happy #NationalFitnessDay! There are so many benefits to being fit, and I've nagged about “moving more” for a long time. I'm a naturally physical person so...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Final Lesson My Mother Taught Me
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

When my mother was diagnosed with a degenerative genetic disease, she faced it head-on. She did research, enrolled in a genetic study and started working out with a trainer to combat...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boss is Mean
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

Joy works in the family business and says her boss, who also happens to be her mother, treats her terribly.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to start a new life independent from your mother."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I Changed My Life And My Attitude
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2021

Two years ago, I would have described myself as dumb, ugly, fat, unlovable and a slob who didn't care how I looked. My 5'4" frame was carrying 170 pounds, putting me in the "obese"...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Can My Wife Ever Forgive Me?
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2021

Craig cheated on his wife of 30 years and wants to know how to help his wife forgive him and stop bringing it up daily.   Dr. Laura: "The consequence of cheating is that you will never...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Kids Were Paying Attention!
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2021

Now that schools are talking about opening up again, I wanted to share a school story from a few years ago. Back then, my kids listened in the car whenever you were on. They sometimes...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother-in-Law Isn't Nice to Me
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2021

Stephanie and John are in a second marriage and having trouble with John's mother who doesn't treat Stephanie well.   Dr. Laura: "If someone is not fond of you, simply stay away from...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Wear Lipstick!
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2021

7-year-old Lila calls Dr. Laura to ask if her dad is wrong to tell her she can't wear short shorts or lip stick.   Dr. Laura: "Your daddy is helping you to look and act like a lady."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Was So Mad at You…
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2021

I was soooo mad at you after I started listening to your show again after 15 years. My mom was a fan when I was a teenager, then I went off to college and never heard your show again...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Isn't Pushing Herself
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2021

Nyelli was an excellent student in elementary school, but now that she's in junior high, her father says she has been slacking off.   Dr. Laura: "Keep yourself motivated with breaks and...

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Understand What A Good Relationship Was
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2021

I came from a home where I had very poor role models as a young woman. My mother and father divorced when I was ten, and my mother immediately started dating…a lot. She introduced me to...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Sad My Dad Is Dead
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2021

For many years Rosa distanced herself from her family because of her verbally and physically abusive father, and now that he's dead she's confused by how she should feel.   Dr. Laura: ...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: It's No Fun to Be Alone
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2021

Even though she knows the guy she's shacking up with isn't interested in marriage, Kanika isn't sure she's ready to move on and be alone.   Dr. Laura: "Fill your life with quality people...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Let Go of My Bad Childhood
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2021

Elizabeth has spent years trying to get her mother to “like” her and wants to get past the emotional abuse she feels she has endured.   Dr. Laura: "You're never going to get over not...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Insecure
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2021

Jenny would like to know what to say to her husband who is never satisfied with the way he looks even though he works out regularly and is in good shape.   Dr. Laura: "Abandonment in...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Son Had Great “Brat Potential”
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2021

I have two sons who are now grown. My eldest has always been quiet and respectful. My youngest son was very bright but I always said "He has great brat potential; I have to constantly...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is Damaged
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2021

Joe is struggling to raise his daughter and his ex-wife's children by two other men since she left them all to shack-up with yet another stud.   Dr. Laura: "Children have a powerful need...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: No One Can Step in For a Mother
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2021

Thirteen years ago, I was married and finishing up my degree, and I needed to complete a year internship after I graduated in order to be registered in my field of study. I chose not to...

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YouTube

YouTube: Collecting Fun with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection of photos in this slide show. You'll see everything from Julie's dolls to Rhonda's collection of Italian alabaster carvings to...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend Has a Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2021

JP wants to know if he's crazy to keep pursuing a relationship with a woman who is dating a married man.   Dr. Laura: "What does it say about you to date such a low-quality woman?"

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Inspiration

Dr. Laura Donates Lego sets to the WOW Museum in Lodi
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2021

Lodi News-Sentinel | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Steve Mann / About Town - Popular radio show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger donated her collection of Lego sets to the World of Wonders...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: 24 Hours That Changed My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2021

My husband has a government job and has frequently traveled around the world. A few years ago, he went half way around the world for a few months. I was at home with our 3 children ages...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Had It With My Son!
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2021

Stacey's 18-year-old son has caused a lot of drama in their family, and she's not sure what to do to help him into adulthood.   Dr. Laura: "It's his turn to figure out his life."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Rescue My Daughter?
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2021

Ed's daughter married at 18 and, three years later, she wants her parents to help her move out and leave her husband without addressing him properly.   Dr. Laura: "This is an opportunity...

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